The Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Pentagons Top Secret TALON program have been monitoring and infiltrating peace groups, environmental groups, animal rights activists and media organizations. These acts were recorded in internal intelligence agency documents released on Tuesday and obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) under the Freedom of Information Act.
The Bush-Cheney administration has made increasingly invasive attacks on Constitutional protections of our privacy. Both covert and overt, domestic and overseas, spying without warrant or congressional oversight even to the extent of arresting people without charges imprisoning and torturing them.
These modern day witch hunts target people who speak out against misguided policies the Bush-Cheney administration promotes. Anti-war activist groups with a long history of non-violence speaking the truth about a Bush-Cheney administration's agenda to wage war against oil rich nations are being branded terrorist.
George Orwell wrote, "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." The enemy the Bush-Cheney administration fears is the truth. They do not fear terrorist entering our country and bombing us because they have not secured our shipping ports and borders.
Thousands of people walk across the U.S.-Mexico border every day. Hundreds of tons of drugs are crossing the same border every year. Bombs could enter the same way, but the Bush-Cheney administration has promoted policies that allow undocumented people to continue crossing the border at will.
Less than 3% of shipping containers entering the U.S. have their contents physically checked. Recently the Dupea Company, an extension of the United Arab Emirates and an agency through which funds went to the 911 terrorists, was endorsed by the Bush-Cheney administration for the contract to manage shipping in 6 major east coast ports. When the facts started coming to light about the major security lapses in our nations shipping ports the Republican led United States Congress finally stood up and told the Bush-Cheney administration no. Sometimes it five or six years to find your cahones. And sometimes you find they have been cut-off.
While more and more mainstream media outlets preach the party line. Policies of the Bush-Cheney administration continue to damage the United States with security lapses, economical movement of jobs and funds overseas, and by deconstructing our civil and human rights.
How long will it be until we recognize "the land of the free" has become "the land of the dispossesed"?